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Who is the greatest South American player to date?!

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-01-2002, 04:21 PM
No comment

Dissident
09-01-2002, 06:01 PM
Well, as Guga is not back yet, I should give the edge to Canas.

TheBoiledEgg
09-01-2002, 06:11 PM
oin history or right now ???

either Vilas or Guga

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-01-2002, 06:15 PM
Serge, to date, so that includes Vilas to like, Acasuso

lol

Dissident
09-01-2002, 06:54 PM
wait a second, I was talking about THIS VERY MOMENT.
You meant during all the history. :p
Anyway, Guga then. Just because... :o

Lucas Arg
09-01-2002, 08:43 PM
Guillermo Vilas, then Kuerten, and now Guillermo Canas:)

MATTHIAS
09-01-2002, 09:40 PM
GUGA - GUGA - GUGA - GUGA - GUGA - GUGA

Jorge
09-01-2002, 09:54 PM
right now: GUGA (at the end of his career Guga could be considered the best ever)
ever: Vilas
but you are talking just about the south americans or latinos in general?
then i may add two great champions of the past: Rafael Osuna, and Pancho González (from other times, is true, but they won several GS's in singles and doubles), both Mexicans (but Pancho Gonzalez represented USA);)

Ace Tracker
09-02-2002, 01:03 AM
Guillermo Vilas followed by Guga..
among the ladies, Maria Esther Bueno followed by Gabriela Sabatini...

AdriRob
09-03-2002, 12:44 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GUGA


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amornpun_p
09-03-2002, 01:26 PM
I think would be Guga. Just once I will be happy for the rest of my life.

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-03-2002, 05:07 PM
Que?!

Cashman
09-04-2002, 12:36 AM
If we're talking history, then I think this is the list

1. Guga (Brazil)

2. Guilermo Vilas (Argentina)

3. Marcelo Rios (Chile)--the FIRST South American to be ranked #1 in world

4. Victor Pecci (Paraguay)-- finalist at Roland Garros

5. Jaime Fillol (Chile)--Top 20 player in mid 70s

and now looks like Canas fits somewhere on this list

Jorge
09-04-2002, 07:21 PM
since the latinos non southamericans can't be listed here i need to say that there are more southamericnas that were a great champions:
Alex Olmedo
Pancho Segura
Andrés Gómez
José Luis Clerc
just a few of them

but not southamericas: Raúl Ramírez, and Antonio Palafox, besides Pancho González and Rafael Osuna were magnificent players.:cool:

Cashman
09-05-2002, 05:50 AM
Thanks Jorge for giving props to Roland Garros Champ Gomez !

And Jose Luis Clerc was marvelous..the "other" great Argentine escaped my memory.

I had heard of Pancho Segura and Alex Olmedo but thought they were both Americans. What countries are they from ?

Jorge
09-05-2002, 06:06 AM
I had heard of Pancho Segura and Alex Olmedo but thought they were both Americans. What countries are they from ?

none of them was born in USA (they are Americans but "Latin Americans") Alex Olmedo was born in Perú and Pancho Segura in Ecuador;). But as many players, for economical or political reasons they played representing USA, as Seles or Navratilova or Lendl later.